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>> we've got a cold frosty morning out there. you may need a hug to stay warm with temperatures down in the 20s in many areas. we have fog going on in the mountains of western maryland, west virginia. we start with the day planner as we're expecting sunshine all day. 31 degrees in town right now. 49 by noon. by 5:00 looking good for the drive home in the afternoon or any activities you've got outside. just bundle up. this afternoon looks good. 51 with a high around 55. clear skies overhead this morning. that's allowed those temperatures to drop and the fog to form out west from cumberland back into the mountains of west virginia. dense fog advisory till 9:00 a.m. some of the visibilities out there are actually down to a quarter of a mile or so. last time we checked in and around cumberland, their visibility, that's improved a half mile but petersburg still a quarter mile. everybody else no problems except for the frost out there with temperatures down to 19 down toward harrisonburg, stanton. 23 in manassas and frederick. 32 on the bay in annapolis and
31 here in washington. our friends down near pax river, you're 25. i'm happy to say so far fingers crossed monday morning has been a good commute. no problems to report all around the beltway. we're going to zoom in first of all to the south side of town coming up from the occoquan river right up towards springfield. we'll take a look live here. all lanes are open and volume still light on the northbound side of i-95 and heading up toward duke street. here's the tysons corner area route 7 no problems to report. in tysons coming in from leesburg to the beltway, same story on the dulles toll road and 66 as well. in fact, we'll take a live look at the northbound side of 395 at duke street. if you're planning to head there on our vdot camera, all lanes are open there heading up towards the 14th street bridge and no problems to report in virginia. coming up in my next report, we'll go into maryland at 5:10. back to you. >> thank you, monika. well, the new york giants are super bowl champions. >> what a great game. went down to the last play.
it was not without controversy, though. manuel gallegus got a front row seat. >> reporter: new york giants fans are in a state of euphoria. >> this is unbelievable. we actually got to see the giants win, get another super bowl. >> reporter: the celebration started in indianapolis. and in new york fans poured into times square ready to party. super bowl xlvi was a nail biter. the patriots took the lead at the end of the first half but in the 4th quarter, a big pass by eli manning sustained a drive that was capped off by this amad bradshaw run for the go ahead score. one last gasp by new england came up short giving the giants the win. manning was named the game's most valuable player. >> this isn't about one person. this is about a whole team coming together, getting this win. >> reporter: besides the action on the field, once again the half time show was marked by a moment of controversy.
madonna did her best to keep the concert family friendly, but fellow performer mia flipped off the camera and cursed during the show. nbc later apologized to fans calling the obscene gesture completely inappropriate. for new england it's the second tough super bowl loss to the giants in four years and some new yorkers had no problem rubbing it in. >> must be a rough night for you, huh, boys? >> there's new york for you right there. >> reporter: for giants fans everywhere, this was a day to remember, another super bowl trophy is headed to new york. manuel gallegus, cbs news, indianapolis. in other news 11 people have been arrested since this weekend when park police began clearing mcpherson square of tents. >> today park police are expected to be at the other occupy d.c. site in freedom plaza. delia goncalves live at freedom plaza with more on what we can expect so far. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning. so far things are very quiet here at freedom plaza. we see a couple of protesters
kind of around in a circle just kind of gathering. we've seen some police officers looking and making sure they are abiding by the no camping rule even though one person was arrested here yesterday. it is still a very much calmer scene during the police inspection. park police officers began inspecting the tent saturday morning while protesters stood behind barricades and simply watched crews and hazmat crews and tossed away bedding and any tents found to be a health hazard, including their medical tent. s.w.a.t. team officers in full riot gear were on standby but were not needed. to give you an idea how smooth the day went, protesters were playing classic rock including the beatles during the police action. that of course in stark contrast to what happened saturday at mcpherson square. police on foot and horseback stormed the park. protesters taunted police with shouts and swears. there was plenty of shoving. even one officer was hit in the face with a brick. now that one protester who
allegedly threw the rock -- the brick rather at the police officer's face is now charged with felony assault. park police remind us they are not evicting these occupiers, simply finally enforcing that no camping rule so where they're sleeping now? i'll let you know coming up in my next report in a half-hour. back to you. >> thank you, delia. today a former university of virginia lacrosse player goes on trial for murder. george hugueley from chevy chase is accused of killing his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend- yardley love. police say he admitted to kicking down love's bedroom door in may 2010 and shaking her several times and that her head hit the wall. but his defense attorneys are arguing that love died from an irregular heart beat after taking a prescribed drug and drinking alcohol. the judge has banned news cameras inside the courtroom. the trial of former d.c. mayoral candidate is also set
to begin today. sewall upon brown is charged with driving without a valid license. brown was arrested last september after being pulled over for an unpaid ticket. he as accused aides to vincent gray of promising him a job during last year's campaign. federal investigators are also investigating his claims. president obama says he doesn't think israel has made up its mind yet about whether to attack iran over its nuclear program. in an interview with nbc, the president said the united states was working side by side with israel to resolve the iran situation. the president says he hopes the whole thing can be resolved diplomatically. in campaign 2012, republican presidential candidate mitt romney is hoping to continue his winning streak tomorrow when colorado, minnesota and missouri hold their g.o.p. contests. romney picked up his third victory in nevada saturday night despite finishing second, though, newt gingrich is vowing to keep campaigning till the g.o.p.
convention this summer. seven minutes after 5:00. jessica doyle is here with today's headline. will it be another start like the finish on wall street? >> we're hoping. let the good times roll. big rally last week. the dow standing at its highest level since before the financial crisis of 2008. nasdaq sits at a level that we haven't seen since 2,000, 11 years. investors still seem to be buying this morning. asian stocks rallied. the dow stands this morning at 12,862, shot up 157 points on friday. the nasdaq surging by 45 and the s&p 500 better by 19. the major averages between one and a half and three percent last week alone. the strong jobs report on friday showed a big comeback for the hard hit manufacturing industry. so far the nation's factories are really defying gloomy forecasts. they added 50,000 jobs in january, their strongest showing in a year. that's on top of 32,000 jobs
added in december. overall employers added 243,000 jobs in january. that's the most in nine months. speaking of a comeback for factories, general motors is riding that wave. bailed out just three years ago g.m. is aiming to make $10 billion a year. "the wall street journal" reports it's well on its way. next week g.m. is expected to report 2011 net income of about $8 billion, its highest level ever. behind the games we've seen strong growth in china as well as strong profits in north america. g.m., such a turn around story. >> looking at that commercial during the super bowl with clint eastwood brought that point home very powerfully. what do you have for us in the next half-hour. >> road trips this spring will cost a pretty penny. we'll tell you how much coming up in the next half-hour. philippines recovering from a monday morning earthquake and tsunami warning. we're back with that story and your weather first in less
starting at $4.99. only at denny's. america's diner is always open. ten after 5:00 on this frosty monday morning. fog in the mountains and many areas right now with lots of us down in the 20s. it's going to be a good day. average highs in the mid-40s. look at this day planner. sunshine. by noon we're going to be in
the upper 40s and we'll top out around 55 with 5:00 p.m. temperature of 51. could be some issues by wednesday. ail have more on that in the next five minutes. let's go to monika samtani. any traffic issues this morning? really none to speak of i'm happy to say. here's a live look at 455 in the heart of bethesda. no problems from 355 through rockville and the point where the lanes divide. more on maryland roadways coming up at 5:19. 5:11. here's a look at some of the other things making news this morning. a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the central philippines triggering a local tsunami alert there as well. it hit around noon monday and may have possibly caused some damage in the structurally weak buildings in the area. so far one death has been reported. former pan main yam dictator manuel noriega is in the hospital for extreme hypertension. the 77-yard was transferred from prison where he's serving a 60-year sentence for killing political opponents in the
1980s. panama's health minister says noriega's blood pressure was very high nearly leading to a stroke. police believe a fire and subsequent explosion were triggered intentionally at a home in washington state. investigators say josh powell was trying to kill himself and his two young sons and unfortunately he did. powell has been a person of interest since his wife susan powell disappeared in utah to years ago. the home burst into flames just moments after a social worker arrived with the children for a supervised visit. a man accused of drunk driving gets a second chance. >> the super bowl want the only sporting event on sunday. we'll tell you how the caps did against the bruins. we're back in less than three minutes with your weather first. achoo! the seasons change, but we still may suffer from nasal allergy symptoms.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now. 5:15. some people are celebrating and others drowning in their coffee. we're going to have to have a lot of hot coffee for mike this morning. at least we have a good forecast from howard. >> it was a great game. we need some defense but other than that we're fine. >> next year. it will be the saints versus patriots next year. >> the saints will beat them next year. >> going to be a home game. let's get you started here this monday morning whether you're excited about the giants or with mike this morning
drowning your sorrows with caffeine. we will have sunshine and lots of it. that's going to help as we have a frosty start this morning. all the weather watchers say it is a frosty cold morning. the bus stop forecast calling for that as well. mainly clear, frosty. got some fog toward cumberland and in the mountains of west virginia. temperatures this morning running in the low 20s in a lot of areas to the low 30s in the warm spots. sunrise 7:10. sets at 5:35 this afternoon. 40 degrees by 9:00. by 11:00 46. winds today southwest 5 to 10. that will push temps into the lower 50s by 1:00 and into the mid-50s for highs with a 3:00 p.m. temperature of 53. we're driving home, still sunny and nice with a temperature right about that 51-degree mark. this morning we've got mid-20s in pax river, the tappahannock down in the northern neck. fredricksburg is 28. culpeper in the low 20s. winchester still 30 degrees.
in cumberland with the fog 28. 23 reston and manassas. 24 fort belvoir. 29 rock hill. that's one of the warmer readings. columbia is 28 and 28 also in baden this morning. outside with clear skies, good visibility. no problems there. grab the sunglasses along with the jacket this morning and the gloves. temperature 31 but it feels like 26 and that dew point is in the mid-20s. about 27 degrees. much of the country is pretty quiet this monday morning. got some snow showers in southwestern colorado. biggest action of weather would be along the gulf coast here coming outside of louisiana into mississippi. then down in the florida keys to south florida, we're seeing quite a few showers and thunderstorms down there. that's it. the rest of the country as i said fairly quiet but we're see something cold air trying to come in. with the northwesterly flow a little bit of energy. the energy is going to get here wednesday in the form of a little clipper. we're talking about fast moving
systems which often don't have a lot of moisture to work with but cold enough they can produce just a touch of snow here. this afternoon, tonight our future cast all quiet stopping at tuesday at 6:00 a.m. we'll go to tuesday afternoon. it's all quiet again at 5:00 p.m. so lots of sunshine. another mild day both today and tomorrow highs in the mid-50s. as we head towards wednesday, notice the clouds increasing wednesday morning. then watch how some of this blue -- and this blue on our map is snow -- this blue moves in toward us during the day and overspreads some of the region in the afternoon and evening. north of the mason-dixon line there may be minor accumulations but i think during the day on wednesday even if we get flurries or light snow, temperatures should be warm enough where this is going to melt mainly on the road surfaces. some of the higher elevations out west could see higher consume layings but right now just some conversational snow is the way it looks. we'll be watching in case something changes but don't be surprised to see a couple of flakes on wednesday after a
very pleasant, mild start to the week with 50s both today and tomorrow. wednesday, though, low 40s with mostly cloudy skies and the chance for some flurries or light snow in the afternoon. by wednesday night that clipper pushes through so thursday will be clearing, 46. friday 48. then another shot of cold air, maybe some flurries saturday. highs saturday and sunday likely holding in the 30s. yes, the 30s. so could be another good weekend for the ski resorts. it's 5:19. let's go to monika once again this monday morning. were you rooting for the giants? >> i actually was. i'm sorry, mike. i was and they won. all is well. if you're planning to head outside, no problems to report on the beltway. we're going to zoom into the maryland side of things coming up from gaithersburg, rockville on 270. everything is good down to the point where the lanes divide and through bethesda as well. we'll take a live look close by here at main street and ridge road. no problems to report as you come in from the north along here or route 355 as well. back over to the maps and this time to the other side of town.
bw parkway, route 50 everything is fine along the beltway between the two points into northeast d.c. we'll take a live look at route 50 as you come in from annapolis toward the beltway. all lanes open along route 50. coming up in my next report, we'll go to virginia 5:26. back to you. >> thanks, monika. a maryland man who got drunk and then got behind the wheel is now grateful for his second chance at life. >> tonight on 9news now at 11:00, andrea mccarren takes us to the university of maryland trauma shock center in baltimore where she met a young man minutes before he went into surgery. >> i wanted to fight, to live. i wanted to stay here. and i did that. >> reporter: driving drunk on a cold january night he lost control of his truck, hit a telephone pole and flipped over. >> for some people they don't get this lucky. they don't get this second chance that i got. this they don't -- they don't
get to wake up after they're in drawrchgen car accident -- drunken car accident. >> reporter: we met him at the university shock trauma in baltimore, hours before he was brought in by ambulance, minutes before he went into surgery. >> 9 wants you to know his story and the important lessons he wants to share with other young people across our area. that's tonight here on wusa9 at 11:00 p.m. now let's take another look at the question of the day. this one thing happens almost three billion times a day around the world. is it a, new status post on facebook, b, an auto accident or c, someone orders mcdonald's fries. >> gene wrote on our facebook page, c, that's why mcdonald's stopped putting how many sold. >> log on to our nation book page and leave your -- our
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there's a wireless mind inside all of us. so, where to next? ♪ very cold out there. lots of areas in the 20s. if you're going out early, keep that in mind. a little fog in the mountains. visibility has come up to a half mile. temperatures in the 30s to around 40 degrees as we head towards the noon hour. we'll head toward the lunch hour and now we're warming up.
much more comfortable. mid up toker 40s. then this afternoon -- mid- to upper 40s. then this afternoon highs up to near 55 or so with sunshine all day of the enjoy it. >> thank you, howard. before the beginning of super bowl week, eli manning was asked are you one of the elite quarterbacks in the n.f.l. and he said you know what? i am. the new york giants super bowl champs after super bowl xlvi. >> while tom brady looks back on what might have been, we have this look back at sports. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. finally all the talking is done. it was time to play some football and determine who is the king of all kings. tom brady in his fifth super bowl, this one a rematch of the 2008 game against eli manning and the giants. in the first quarter manning finds victor cruz in the end zone. a little -- [ inaudible ] that puts the giants on top 9-0 but the patriots strike back. brady finds danny woodhead to put the patriots up 10-9. in
the 3rd, up 17-9. 4th quarter now, here's where it gets exciting. under four minutes to go manning deep down field with 38 yards, undoubtedly the catch of the game. it keeps the giants alive. he did get both feet in. bradshaw runs it in. they take the lead. giants up 21-17. bladey's -- brady's last chance hail mary. incomplete. the new york giants win super bowl xlvi 21-17. >> this isn't about one person. this is about a whole team coming together, getting this win. so just proud of our guys, proud of the team the way we fought all year, never got discouraged, ceement our faith and confidence and -- kept our faith and confidence and fought to the very end. a rough day for the caps in their presuper bowl matinee.
they lost to the defending stanley cup champs boston 4-1. have a great monday. now for a look at things on area roads. monika is standing by. we're going to take a live look 395 northbound at edsall road all the way to the 14-g9 street bridge. lanes are open. coming up in my next report, we'll take a look at 95 and # 6 as well -- and 66 as well at around 9:30. you're watching 9news now. stay with us.
good morning. welcome back to 9news now. i'm andrea roane. we're still talking about super bowl commercials. >> i'm tired. we all stayed up late. my patriots lost. because we win together and lose together, i've had my patriot mug on the desk all week. so i got -- i was going to give this to howard but he's been such a pain in the butt to me all morning -- no, just
kidding. here's his mug. here we go. losing together. >> but winning with you and winning with howard's forecast. >> well done, mr. hydeck. well done. sunshine today in spite of whatever happened yesterday. sunshine today and tomorrow so a good start to the week. let's show you what's happening with the day planner. it's a cold morning out there. definitely got to bundle up with temps in the 20s in many areas and frosty, too. 40 by 9:00. 49 by noon. by 5:00 51 degrees with a high around 55. so it is going to be a nice day. clear skies this morning. and you can see as we put our satellite and radar in motion, there's nothing coming at us so that's why we expect sunshine. out west dense fog advisory toward washington county and the mountains of west virginia. that's till 9:00 a.m. where some of the visibilities have been running down toward a quarter mile or less. petersburg and call betterland,
even -- cumberland, even down here quarter mile visibility. watch out well west of us. our temps before i go way down there. culpeper down to 21. 25 at luray. martinsburg 24. frederick 23. la plata this morning along with pax river and cambridge at 25 degrees. bundle up. let's go to monika. she has your time saver traffic. if you're heading out the door and bunling up, got news is you don't have any major traffic problems to deal with i'm happy to say. here's the beltway. we're going to zoom in to 66 where lanes are open coming in from gainesville. we'll take a live look from manassas near sudley road toward vienna and fairfax and the beltway. we go over to springfield on the northbound side of i-95. looking good out of dale city. basically it's that normal volume forming both in the main and hov lanes to the beltway. we'll go over to a map. on 395 you're going just fine inside the beltway.
a live look at the 14th street bridge. lanes are open. coming up in my next report we'll go into maryland at 5:39. cleaning detail, park police spent part of the weekend clearing mcpherson square of most tents and sleeping materials. >> park police are once again expected to be at the occupy d.c. camp, this time the one at freedom plaza. delia goncalves is live at the plaza where park police are expected to resume their camping checks. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning. it's a long and tedious process. i was here at freedom plaza yesterday and it took pretty much the whole day to go through the few tents that they did. it is very tedious, very time consuming but you know, i talked to some crews yesterday, some cleaning crews yesterday off camera who said they expected things to be much easier here at mcpherson because obviously we're talking about concrete as opposed to the mud gi ground over at mcpherson square -- muddy ground over at mcpherson square. the inspections that started
sunday went smoothly and orderly. protesters even played classic rock as police and hazmat crews went tent to tent throwing away any bedding or material that posed a health risk. one uproar came when a medical tent was trashed here but the s.w.a.t. team in riot gear never had to move in. police are enforcing the no camping rule and many occupiers have been invited to sleep at area shelters and churches, including lutheran place. >> it was important for us to help them because we feel they've been helping us in terms of spreading the message, the inequality in our nation. >> reporter: you may remember 11 people were arrested at mcpherson square when police moved into to inspect those tents saturday. the occupiers there have resisted in the past and resisted saturday. many shouting at police and were shoved literally out of the park. one police officer is being treated after a brick was thrown in his face. here at freedom plaza, those things were very different from
mcpherson and a lot more calmer here at fee disom plaza. there -- freedom plaza. there was one arrest, a man who allegedly assaulted police. coming up at 6:00 in the next half-hour report, we'll tell you what the future is for the mocht and our national parks -- for the movement and our national parks. back to you. >> thank you. an elderly suitland, maryland woman is recovering after being assaulted this weekend. the 84-year-old woman was robbed and attacked in her home wednesday on arnold road but she wasn't found until thursday when a neighbor noticed the victim's door was open. the victim told police a man knocked on her door pretending to be a neighbor. he forced his way inside, took some items in the home and then physically assaulted her. 5:35. time for another your money report. >> jessica doyle is back with some more consumer news good good morning. $4 gallon gasoline. >> good times. >> it's right around the corner unfortunately according to the experts. higher prices are coming on fast. prices at the pump expected to
spike 60 cents or more by may. they were already up 19 cent as gallon in the past four weeks alone hitting a national average of $3.48 a gallon. that is 37 cents more than this time last year. it's 81 cents more than 2010. our partners at "u.s.a. today" report that renewed tensions in the middle east are pushing up crude prices and speculators are boosting futures contracts betting on global supply disruptions and tighter refinery capacity. the government getting closer to a deal that would give billions of dollars to homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosures as a result of banking abuses. the biggest remaining holdout california has reportedly returned to the talks. the investigation was set up back in 2010 by evidence take the banks foreclosed on borrowers with only a brief examination of the relevant documents. and it is the smartphone by a hair. more smartphones were shipped globe ago last year than pcs
for itself first time ever. 488 million smartphones in 2011. the pc numbers even include tablets. apple turned out to be the biggest manufacturer. >> you can do so much on your phone now, you really don't need the other devices. >> you kind of feel you can do whatever on your old laptop and it's not that big of a deal. >> banking, pictures, internet searches. what else do you need? a new study suggests some of us may be walking around with a stroke gene. >> we'll explain that story plus have your weather first in two minutes. everyday, an average of 5,000 people
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denny's new sizzlin' skillets are here for a limited time. so strike while the iron's hot. starting at $4.99. only at denny's. america's diner is always open. it is 5:39. clear skies. check this out n. is a live shot of the moon. not quite full for a few more days but a sign of the brilliant clear skies we have over us this morning. that's a pretty shot we've got for you. let's talk about today. it is going to be a nice day today. once we get out of the chill
this morning, we've got many areas down in the 20s. scraper alert. take a few extra minutes if you're parking outside to clear the windshield. by noon 49. at 3:00 today near the high today 53. our high around 55. i'll be inside in the next five minutes talking about the rest of the week and a little mid week trouble right now inside with monika and time saver traffic. >> i think everybody is having a hard time getting up after the super bowl because we have light traffic on 270 southbound as you leave clarksburg to germantown. looking great if you need to head out the door this morning. more coming up in my next report. back to you. here's a look at some things making news now at 5:40 this morning. fewer teenagers are being exposed to secondhand smoke riding in cars. a new study in pediatrics found 23% of students have recently driven in a car with someone smoking. that number has fallen significantly over the past ten years but doctors say it is still too high. scientists have discovered
a gene which raises the risk of stroke. british researchers say people who inherited the gene from both parents had doubled the risk. doctors say a better understanding of how the gene works could lead to new screening techniques. children left out of group activities tend to be less active on their own. researchers at kent state university set up a game so some children weren't able to participate in it. later those same kids had the opportunity to do some physical activity on their own and they chose to do something sedentary instead. doctors say the social dynamic may be contributing to the obesity especial dependic in students. 5:41. let's see who's celebrating a birthday today, february 6. she has been literally at death's door. actress georgia zsa zsa gabor is 95. journalist and author tom brokaw is 72. gun control actists sarah brady is 70. singer natalie cole is 62. guns and roses front man axle rose is 50.
never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days is-- is huge. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. you just put one foot in front of the other, and you know that you're walking for such a great cause that you just keep going. (man) that you have all these people coming together for one common goal. (woman) the goal is to bring an end to breast cancer. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part. people were very giving. complete strangers wanting to help. if i can do this, you definitely can do this. (woman) i'll never stop walking, not till we find a cure. (woman) and it has to end, but it starts with us. i knew someday i was gonna do this walk. it is the most rewarding experience i have ever had in my entire life. we can do this. you can do this.
good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it is 5:45 a.m. this monday morning. we're all sporting our own team mugs thanks to mike hydeck. his patriots didn't make t. my team didn't make it. monika's skins didn't make it and neither did howard's jets make it. >> we win together and lose together. >> and we have a winning forecast. >> a fine start to the week. you'll like that unless you're looking for something a little colder. we'll get colder a little this wednesday and this coming weekend. going to get a lot colder than it has been. let's get you moving this monday morning. maybe fill up that cup of coffee with your favorite muck of the day.
at the -- mug of the day. at the bus stop temperatures in the low 20s to lower 30s. we'll have sunshine but also frosty conditions in the mountains out west cumberland, petersburg, west virginia we've got fog this morning. 8:00 40 degrees. by noon 49. southwest winds at 7 miles an hour. this afternoon we're going about 55 with a 5:00 p.m. temperature still at 51 degrees. so this is going to abgood start to the week -- to be a good start to the week. frosty this morning along with fog west but mild temperatures. not just today but tuesday as well. both days should see highs around 55 give or take. clipper comes here wednesday into wednesday night and clippers generally move fast. they don't have a lot of moisture but still a chance of some flurries and light snow. maybe a sprinkle or two as we get into the afternoon and evening hours on wednesday wait it looks now. i don't think this is going to be amounting to much but it will be a little different wednesday than monday and tuesday. this morning we're down in the 20s from easton to pax river to tappahannock.
all mid-20s down there. low 20s to the west, culpeper, catlett. our weather watchers in bowie and prince frederick all reporting frost this morning. lots of it. gaithersburg is 25 and here in washington we've got nice clear skies. looking outside on our weather camera, 31 degrees and a good looking moon. we showed you that live shot a few minutes ago. feels like 26 though with the 5 mile an hour wind and the humidity this morning 85%. nationally things are relatively quiet. some snow showers in colorado, northern new mexico. we've got the big storm, another one spinning out there in the pacific but the most active weather today down along the south, the gulf coast and down to the keys from florida to south florida there in miami seeing some of those showers and storms. and around here just relatively quiet. so we're talking about a clipper for wednesday. as we look at the future cast, all is going to be fairly quiet today as we head into tonight. still lots of sunshine into the day on tuesday. as we head toward tuesday night
out to the west, the midwest, the ohio valley, here comes some snow showers into pennsylvania by wednesday morning. looks like that's going to be trying to come across us during the day on wednesday or wednesday afternoon, wednesday evening. we've got 55 this afternoon for washington, hagerstown 50. cumberland the low 50s with culpeper 57 potentially with the sun shine and annapolis at 54. so our forecast looks good today and tomorrow. we'll be in the 50s with 30s tonight. colder wednesday. some flurries or light snow developing in the afternoon and evening. i don't think it will amount to much. maybe just a tiny bit wednesday night. thursday 46 and colder, 30, for the upcoming weekend. it's 5:48. monika is in with your time saver traffic. i'm happy to say we're still incident free all around town on the beltway and all the major thoroughfares heading to the beltway this morning. good morning. we'll start off with the north side of town. we're actually going to take a live look in this area. no problems to report as you leave 95 heading into silver spring. this is route 29 at fairland as
you travel south on route 29. you're going to be okay to the beltway and same story on 95 coming down from baltimore. we'll go back over to the maps and this time out route 50 coming in from annapolis. bw parkway through sheverly inside the beltway, both of those major corridors are doing fine. we'll take a live look on the south side of town, branch avenue on the inner loop heading toward oxon hill, alexandria across the wilson bridge everything is moving smoothly this morning. coming up in my next report, delays forming on 95 and 66 at 6:01. back to you. the virginia house of delegates has passed a bill that would let private adoption agencies block certain adoptions over religious or moral beliefs. republican todd gilbert of woodstock says his bill protects religious freedom. the state works directly with many private adoption agencies and this bill amounts to government sanctioned discrimination. pretty soon you could have to show a photo i.d. before you register to vote in virginia.
a committee in the virginia house of delegates passed a bill which would tighten the rules for voter registration and in person voting. if it passes, you'd have to present a government issued i.d. before you cast your ballot as well. besides the draw of the game, the commercials are always one of the most committing things about the super bowl. >> they're just as much a tradition as the game itself in many cases. a party was hosted by our media partner "u.s.a. today." >> reporter: for the past 24 hours, a "u.s.a. today" has put together these ad meter groups, a room full of super bowl commercial critics so vote on which they liked the best. about 150 people have packed this room to figure out which one will come out on top. once they had plenty to eat and drink, the panel took their instructions. >> we want you here for the commercials. we don't care about the game. >> reporter: three sat back and casted their votes as the ads ran. administrators brought in a diverse crowd of all ages and
they simply were looking to get one question answered. >> they rate the commercials, how much they like or dislike them. >> reporter: as you would expect, there were mixed reactions over the spots that cost $3.5 million each for 30 seconds of air time. >> i think they've been great. i've loved the throwbacks to class cam music and classical rock. >> they didn't stick out to me as saying wow. >> reporter: there were some favorites early o. even the technicians could tell. but reading numbers through high-tech -- by reading numbers through high-tech equipment. >> i really liked the sir elton john. >> a little pug with the shoes racing against the greyhound. >> reporter: although most enjoyed the simple laughs from the commercials, others see the ads as a form of therapy. >> they're good to keep you entertained for these moments that we're behind by one point. the commercial eases the pain a little bit. >> reporter: of course now the objection question. which commercial won here in washington. the panel chose this one.
if you want to get in on the action, head on over to ad meter. you can cast your vote using your facebook account till tuesday. it is 5:52. here's another look at the question of the day. this one thing happens almost three billion times a day around the world. is it a, new posts on facebook, b, an auto accident or c, someone orders mcdonald's fries. >> jane said c, definitely mcdonald's fries. they're not even at a billion in america. i don't think billions of people in the third world countries have smartphones and there's for the even a billion users on facebook although it's not far from there and a good amount of those are enactive. >> log on to the facebook fan page and leave your response. we'll reveal the answer in about an hour. if you're looking for a job, you do not want to miss my
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5:56. a lot of fog out there west of us. we're down in the 20s in many areas, 30ish washington and even on the eastern shore we're in the upper 20s this morning. we'll head toward the 9:00 hour. lots of sunshine. not going to talk any sort of weather other than temperatures because we'll be pushing 40 at 9:00. by noon we're in the upper 40s to even a 51 in baltimore. this afternoon very pleasant. southwest winds 5 to 10. 53 at 3:00. high around 55. when we're driving home temperatures anywhere from the
mid-40s north to near 50 here in washington. mike and andrea, back to you. >> thank you, howard. it was a close weekend at the box office. chronicle eked out a win in its debut taking in about $22 million. daniel radcliffe in woman in black came in a close second in ticket sales. it's the second weekend on the big screen, the gray came in at number three. well, macy gray prepares to release a new album and it might sound a little familiar to you. >> ed lawrence has more in this look at entertainment headlines. >> reporter: macy gray is bringing back some oldies but goodies. she put her own spin on several covers for her new album. she's making "nothing else matters" along with "here comes the rain again ." her album called "covered" comes out march 27. >> reporter: be careful what you wish for. in the new movie safehouse, a young c.i.a. agent played by ryan reynolds wants a little more excitement.
he ends up on the run with a fugitive denzel washington. reynolds describes the fight scenes as choreographed, even though they don't look it. >> when two grown men are trying to kill each other, terrible things happen. you're biting each other, kicking each other. you're doing head butts, anything you can to get out of the situation. that's kind of the way that we approach these fights. >> reporter: safehouse opens in theaters on friday. out on dvd tomorrow, aanonymous starring vanessa redgrave. set in england, it tackles speculation over who actually created the plays credited to william shakespeare. anonymous offers one possible answer. and harold and kumar pick up six years after their last adventure in a very harold and kumar christmas. >> i shot santa claus in the face. he's real and i shot him in the face. >> reporter: the two friends is grown apart but reunite to
embark on another ill-advised journey, this one with a christmas scene. that's your eye on entertainment, edward lawrence, cbs news los angeles. good morning. thank you for joining us on 9news now at 6:00 a.m. happy monday. i'm andrea roane. for some of us happy monday. >> you're not a fair weather fan. >> i'm still with them. here's monika samtani. >> hydeck is helping us stick with our teams with these nice mugs. >> if albert haynesworth hadn't been cut, he would have been playing in a blue jersey. didn't seem to make a difference. we've got temperatures this morning on the cold side. lots of frost out there. 20s to even 30 here in d.c. 49 by noon with sunshine and by 5:00 51 degrees with a high around 55. so it's going to be a fine day. you can seeing for near us